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November 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

Maryland Community Action Partnership

MCAP News – November 3, 2021
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Community Action Impact Story

Meet Don from Human Services Program of Carroll County
Don came to HSP in July, a returning citizen of 19 years. Don immediately began working to get into HSP’s shelter and didn’t stop there! Within two weeks he had enrolled in our Opportunity WORKS program and started the process to get enrolled in DORS. He further connected to community resources including Access Carroll for his treatment plan, and On Our Own for peer support services. He has been meeting with his probation officer and fulfilling all requirements for parole...read the full story in the newsletter.

Agency Spotlight: Community Assistance Network

198 Baltimore County families received chicken, fresh fruits, vegetables, and paper products at Community Assistance Network's October 9th Food Distribution!...CAN is now gearing up for their special Thanksgiving Food Distribution on Saturday, November 13th where they will provide Turkeys, sides, and COVID vaccines...read the full story in the newsletter

UPO Volunteer Wins AARP Show Your Love Volunteer Contest!

United Planning Organization Volunteer Program Coordinator Team Lead, Wanda Dudley was named one of two winners of AARP’s nationwide Show Your Love Volunteer Contest!  Ms. Wanda coordinates food distribution to over 350 seniors each month with UPO.

Read the inspiring story published by AARP
DC Resident Wins AARP's Show Your Love Volunteer Contest

MCAP Master Class (open for participation by CAAs in other states)

FREE MCAP Master Class: Addressing Health Equity: Strategies for Implementation
Achieving health equity in the current socio-political and economic climate requires an in-depth analysis of not only the social processes that shaped these determinants, but also the policies that have cemented structural inequities.

Learn about MCAP's Health Equity Master Class
Addressing Health Equity: Strategies for Implementation

Your Nonprofit Organization May Qualify for the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Enacted with the CARES Act legislation, the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was implemented to help employers bear financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) subsequently enhanced the ERT – read Wipfli's article to learn more.

New COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Guidance

Check out the newest CDC guidance

Tips & Tools

Building Movement Project
The Building Movement Project is seeking nonprofits with at least 10 paid staff based in the U.S. to beta test their forthcoming race equity assessment tool.  They are looking for organizations to participate, starting in January 2022.  The entire process will span 10-12 weeks and take about 1-2 hours per week of an organizational leader’s time.

Learn more from the Building Movement Project
Race Equity Assessment Beta TestersSubmit an interest form

Insurance is Part of a Much Larger Financial Picture
Maryland Auto Insurance is a mission-driven company dedicated to reducing the number of uninsured drivers on Maryland roadways by providing accessible, affordable insurance to drivers who currently are unable to obtain coverage from standard carriers...Maryland Auto’s Financial Education Initiative includes a website and bi-lingual resources to help consumers better understand the impact of credit and other factors on insurance costs and overall financial stability.  The financial website portal provides information on banking, budgeting, credit, debt management, fraud and scams, investing, and retirement planning.

Current Job Openings

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